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The 2012 Igem Team form the TU Munich created a new form of yeast, that, additionally to it's regular use in beer brewing, is able to also produce caffeine. Thus, when you switch on the light while brewing beer, the yeast adds caffeine. As an additional feature, you can change the type of light and the yeast starts producing "Radler", a beer with less alcohol and additional lemon taste.
The process within their reengineered yeast © 2012 iGem TU Munich

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View full profile Jérôme Lutz from Berlin & Munich, Germany

I like to share the great things I discover daily while researching and working in the field of Synthetic Biology.

When I talk to people about it, they often refer to Science Fiction. However, when I send them links to this wiki and they read through those pages, they start understanding that this is real and it's happening right now.

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